Closed Blanket Stitch is another variation of the blanket stitch. This is the closed form of the blanket stitch and you will find them mostly stitched across the edges of the quilts. This stitch gives a very clean finish to the edges.
What you will need?
- Any fabric.
- Embroidery hoop, 15cm (6″) (Bigger if you are working on a larger design) ( You can purchase a set of 6 hoops from Amazon for your basic needs.)
- Tapestry needle
- Embroidery thread (You can buy this pack of 36 shades of the DMC embroidery floss.)
How many strands of floss do you need for making the closed blanket stitch?
You can use all 6 strands of the floss. But if you are working on a finer design, then start with 2 strands of floss and increase the number of strands according to your design.
Step by Step Pictorial Process of making the closed blanket stitch
1. Start by bringing the thread up at point A on Line 1. Insert from point B on line 2 to point C on line 1 like shown above. Bring the thread underneath the needle and pull the thread up.
2. Again, insert from point D to point E. Keep the thread behind the needle and pull the thread up.
3. Working in a similar fashion, insert the needle from point F to point G. Note, that point F is just beside point D or you can even insert at point D. Pull the thread up and now you have worked a complete closed blanket stitch.
4. Keep working in a similar fashion and close the stitch by taking the needle from outside the stitch. Take the thread down and secure with a knot.
Tips for working the closed blanket stitch
- Knowing the blanket stitch will help in working this stitch easily.
What is this stitch used for?
- It can be used as a border stitch with embellishment.
- This stitch looks great on a motif or girl’s frock.
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- Maidenhair stitch
- Wheatear Stitch
- Fern Stitch
- Cast On Stitch
- Basque Stitch
- Long and Short Stitch
- Trellis Stitch
- Closed Feather Stitch
- satin stitch
- back stitch
Check out the video tutorial below
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